Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey (1932 - abt. 1985)

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Dian Fossey
Born in San Francisco, California, U.S.map
[sibling(s) unknown]
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Died about in Karisoke Research Center, Volcanoes National Park, Rwandamap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Mar 2014 | Last significant change: 12 Dec 2018
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Biography

Dian was born in 1932. She was the daughter of George Fossey and Kathryn Kidd.

Dian was an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the mountain gorilla at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film.

Fossey was murdered in December 1985 at her Karisoke Research Center, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

See also: Wikipedia - Dian Fossey

Sources

  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLJS-KSJ : accessed 5 June 2016), Kidd in entry for Dian Fossey, 16 Jan 1932; citing San Francisco, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9DQ-2YM : 17 May 2014), Dian Price in household of Richard Price (step-father), Assembly District 27, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-476, sheet 67B, family 110, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 317.


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